NOTICE: Store prices and specials on the Banner of Truth UK site are not available for orders shipped to North America. Please use the Banner of Truth USA site .

Section navigation

Review: Let’s Study Colossians and Philemon

Author
Category Book Reviews
Date June 23, 2014

This is an excellent addition to Banner of Truth’s “Let’s Study” series. Like all the others this book seeks to combine explanation of the text with application. Mark Johnson admirably succeeds in this clear and concise commentary. He shows that Paul was writing to a relatively young church that was being destabilised by a mixture of influences. The solution? Paul brings back the focus onto the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ.

This is not so much a verse by verse commentary but rather a section by section Bible study. The author is very good at bringing out the key teaching without becoming too bogged down in the minute details of the text. As such the book will benefit individual Christians who like to use such a Bible aid during their quiet times.

This book will also be helpful to those preparing Bible studies on Colossians or Philemon. At the end of the book there is a Bible study programme including suggested questions as well as helpful advice for how to lead a Bible study.


This article was first published on GoodBookReviews.org.uk. The site has been closed as of March 2019.

Latest Articles

A Few Characteristics of the Gospel of Mark November 15, 2019

According to tradition this Gospel was composed to satisfy the urgent request of the people of Rome for a written summary of Peter’s preaching in that city. However, this cannot mean that the information found in this book must be withheld from everybody living outside of the city limits of the capital. As is clear […]

A Letter to a Minister’s Wife November 12, 2019

The following is taken from the excellent Memoir of John H. Rice, W. H. Maxwell (Philadelphia; 1835), pp. 334-337 * * * Union Theological Seminary, Feb. 13th, 1828 My Dear Jane, I have a thousand times purposed to write to you, since your marriage; but have never yet seen the time when I could fulfil my intentions. […]